North Front St., Wilmington, NC

Client: City of Wilmington
Engineer: WSP
Delivery Method: Design-Bid-Build

The North Front Street improvement project provides utility upgrades between Chestnut and Walnut Streets. The goals of this project were complimentary to the streetscaping improvements previously completed by our company between Market and Chestnut Streets.

The below-ground utilities being upgraded included water, sewer, storm water lines, and their respective services. Once the underground utilities were complete, the project turned to the hardscape and landscapes above-ground including paving, curbing, sidewalks, electrical, landscaping, irrigation, and site furnishings.

This project was included in the the City of Wilmington’s  Transportation Bond Program and is jointly funded by Cape Fear Public Utility Authority.

The scope of work was approximately 900 linear feet of streetscaping improvements in the 200-300 blocks of North Front Street, including replacement/upgrade of:

  • Water [approx. 1,070 ft of 6”, 8”, 12” and 16” PVC]
  • Sewer [approx. 1,040 ft of 8” and 16” PVC]
  • Storm water utilities [approx. 940 ft of 15”, 18” and  36” RCP]
  • Water & Sewer Services
  • Asphalt Pavement
  • Concrete & Granite Curbing
  • Concrete Sidewalks
  • Landscaping & Irrigation
  • Site Furnishings (Trash Cans/Recycle Bins, Bike Racks, Etc.)
Environmental Sustainability Efforts
  • Asphalt Pavement removed and recycled from both blocks.

Asphalt remains the most recycled product in North America. “since most reclaimed asphalt is reused or recycled, asphalt pavement is recycled more than any other material and its use is growing.” Additionally, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Federal Highway Administration notes: “about 80 million tons of asphalt pavement is reclaimed each year, and nearly 100 percent of that total is recycled.”

  • Brick Pavers spanning from Chestnut St. to Grace St.
  • Concrete removed from Chestnut St. to Grace St.
  • Granite Curbing from both blocks returned to City. New Granite will be installed.
  • All Brick Trash Cans from both blocks were returned to the City.
  • All street signs from both blocks were salvaged and returned to the City.
  • Trees on both blocks will be removed and turned to mulch. Twenty-four new trees will be planted.
  • Cobblestones from both blocks were salvaged and returned to the City.



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